Patterns in Vogue: Huston in Ireland

Richard Avedon, Anjelica Huston and male model Harvey in Ireland, Vogue, October 15, 1969
Detail, “Looking Great,” Vogue, October 15, 1969. Photos: Richard Avedon. Editor: Polly Mellen. Image: Vogue Archive.

For her first appearance in American Vogue, Anjelica Huston flew to rural Ireland with Richard Avedon and fashion editor Polly Mellen. Mellen opted to use several Vogue Patterns on the shoot.

Vogue 7667, Vogue 2196 (YSL) Anjelica Huston in Vogue, October 15, 1969
Anjelica Huston in Vogue, October 15, 1969. Photos: Richard Avedon. Editor: Polly Mellen. Image: Vogue Archive.

Mellen’s selections include designs by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin, all made up in leather, suede, and chamois. (Hats by Jackie Rogers and Ruza Creations; bags, Louis Vuitton and Karavan. Hair by Ara Gallant.)

Vogue 7644, Vogue 2214 (Cardin) Anjelica Huston in Vogue, October 15, 1969
Anjelica Huston in Vogue, October 15, 1969. Photos: Richard Avedon. Editor: Polly Mellen. Image: Vogue Archive.

Sláinte!

Vogue 7667, Vogue 2196 (YSL); Vogue 7644, Vogue 2214 (Cardin)

Pattern images: Paco Peralta, Fragolina, Anne Weed, Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Bad Girls Do It Well

Late 1950s Eastman Fibers Chromspun ad feat. McCall's 5020 and Pierre Cardin suit McCall's 5099
C’est Vous! 1959 Eastman Fibers advertisement featuring McCall’s 5020 and McCall’s 5099 by Pierre Cardin.

A 1959 Eastman Fibers ad brings a note of intrigue to McCall’s patterns by photographing them in a nightlife setting, on a pair of vampy women.

The patterns are McCall’s 5020, a strapless cocktail dress, and McCall’s 5099, a skirt suit by Pierre Cardin, both shown in Wesco Chromspun fabrics.

Chromspun is the trademark for Eastman colour-locked acetate yarn from Eastman Chemical Products Inc., then a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak—in those days headquartered on Madison Avenue.